Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Christmas Card To You

                                                Every name is a blessing
                                                upon this list of mine
                                                somewhere our paths have crossed
                                                in another place and time

                                                Perhaps it was years ago
                                                or only yesterday
                                                but every person on my list
                                                has changed my life someway

                                                A simple hug or conversation
                                                a friendly smile or meal
                                                a spoken prayer to God above
                                                has helped me grow and heal

                                                Perhaps God went through you
                                                and wove his magic twine
                                                in some small or kindly deed
                                                to touch this heart of mine

                                                You wished the gray clouds away
                                                 and prayed for sunshine instead
                                                 I raised my eyes to heaven
                                                 and found a rainbow instead

                                                Worldly things that trouble me
                                                 just seems to disappear
                                                 knowing you are always there
                                                 across the miles or near

                                                 You restore my faith, love and hope
                                                  a bond that will never cease
                                                  so many wonderful family and friends
                                                  brings to me an inner peace

                                                 Each day my list continues to grow
                                                 and each name I hold so dear
                                                 each one has brought Christmas joy
                                                 everyday of the year

                                                 This Christmas card I give to you
                                                  is more than just a wish
                                                  it's a "Thank You" to God above
                                                  for putting you on my list

                                                  Susie Swanson, 2011

                                                  Merry Christmas To All and May God Bless.



  1. A beautiful verse, Susie, filled with peace and gratitude. Wishing you peace, too, this holiday season ...

  2. Thanks, Susie... I appreciate the poem SO much... You are one gifted lady!!!

    Merry Christmas to you ALSO.

  3. Ahhh! Susie, you know how to melt hearts. Just beautiful & filled with such love. THANK YOU, sweet friend.

    Merry Christmas
    TTFN ~

  4. And we, in turn, thank God for sending you our way! Merry Christmas!!

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  6. May God bless you Susie, and I hope you have a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year to come!

  7. Hi Susie, what a beautiful poem! I love the line about how a hug or a smile or a friendly meal can help heal. Isn't that so true. Sometimes it is the little things that people do for us that mean the most. There are many times in my life when just knowing that someone cared enough to pray for me made all the difference in the world. You expressed that so wonderfully in your poem! Have a lovely evening! Delisa :)

  8. Many blessing Susie! What a sweet Christmas greeting!

  9. A most beautiful verse, so sincere in every way.
    Thank you Susie,


  10. I thank each and everyone of you for your wonderful friendship and love.. Each one has brought sunshine to my life, in so many ways.. Much love to you all and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.. May God Bless Each One..

  11. Loved the Christmas poem-and I'm glad I'm on your list : )


  12. Thank you Tipper, I'm happy to be on your list too..

  13. That's a beautiful Christmas card poem, Susie! Friends truly make Christmas, and all other days too, very special!

  14. Thank you so much Connie, Merry Christmas and May God Bless ..

  15. This is so nice, Susie! Lovely poem. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas too. :)

  16. Thank you, Susie, for your poem and your warm thoughts. Merry Christmas to you and your family, too.

  17. Hi Susie, I just thought I would pop over and say hello! I hope you are having a nice afternoon. I am having a quiet day, it looks like it is going to start raining soon. All the colder weather and rain has really freshened up the big pond in our front yard. I went out yesterday and was surprised to see dozens of fish. They have really grown big. We lost all our beautiful catfish though when we had the flood last year and the whole ecosystem of the pond was damaged. But now it is looking healthy again. I am also knitting away on another pair of gloves. I am going to embellish them with crocheted snowflakes. I hope they come out the way I am picturing them in my mind. :) I have been thinking a lot about Amber, and we continue to keep her in my prayers. I am so glad she was able to come home, I hope she is continuing to heal and is not in too much discomfort. I wanted to ask you Susie, if Amber has a favorite color that you know of? Have a nice friday afternoon and a wonderful weekend ahead! Delisa :)

  18. Thanks Delisa, I'm glad you are getting rain also..Alot of the south is still in a drought.Hate to hear about you losing the catfish..I bet those gloves will be beautiful..I left a comment on your post..You take care ..Susie

  19. Oh Susie,reading this made me and I bet everyone, feel so special.You have a wonderful gift with words, I love this card. Thank you and bless you for your golden heart. Love Crystalxxx

  20. Thank you Crystal Mary, you all make me feel special and I cherish each of you..

  21. This is so beautiful, Susie! And Merry Christmas to you, too~ I hope you have the best ever!

  22. Thank you Paula and Merry Christmas to you and your family..

  23. Susie, this poem was a lovely tribute to frienship and so very special at this wonderful time of year and also all through the year as friends are so dear. Merry Christmas

  24. Susie, Lovely Christmas poem!
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  25. Thank you Beatrice, That is so true and I cherish good friends like you.. Merry Christmas.

    Thank you Helena, Christmas Blessings tou too.

  26. Blessings to you Susie this Christmas...and though I have struggled with writer's block or is it writer's time?...thanks for putting me on your list...the best kind of Christmas card is one you don't have to feel obligated to send...and you can just receive it's meaning without guilt obligation or intent...

  27. Thank you Lorely and Blessings to you.. I have also struggled lately too.. Mine is time... Merry Christmas..

  28. So very nice to have met you through blogging, Susie. God bless you and yours this Christmas and in the new year.

  29. Susie,
    Thank you, thank you for that incredible poem. I loved it. It made my heart sing. Merry Christmas to you, sweet friend, and I hope your day is filled with MUCH LOVE.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley